December 22, 2014
Vital Connect's HealthPatch, which partnered with LifeWatch last month
Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has received FDA 510(k) clearance for LifeWatch VSP (Vital Signs Patch), the company's adhesive patch for remote patient monitoring.
"Being small in size, easy to affix, comfortable to wear and far less restrictive and cumbersome than numerous wired devices currently used,...
April 16, 2014
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said Skyscape was being shut down, it is in fact being reworked and re-launched.
Merck GHI-owned digital health marketing firm Physicians Interactive has launched free iPhone and Android versions of its medical content reader and physician toolkit iPad app Omnio, and will be sunsetting legacy app Skyscape Medical Resources once those apps are...
March 31, 2014
Berlin-based Caterna Vision Therapy will soon become the developer of the first mobile medical app in Germany to be prescribed to patients by physicians and that has reimbursement in place from a health plan, Caterna's founder Dr. Markus Müschenich told MobiHealthNews. Beginning tomorrow -- April 1st -- Caterna's online program for children with amblyopia, a visual impairment condition, will be...
May 20, 2013
This week the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association, and Ad Council officially launched Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T., an app that aims to help users identify when someone is having a stroke. The app was based on Think FAST, and app launched by Australia's National Stroke Foundation in 2010.
F.A.S.T. stands for the steps a bystander should take to determine whether someone is having a...
April 25, 2013
Philips Respironics has included wireless connectivity in its CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for people with obstructive sleep apnea for going on four years now. The machines have transmitted data to healthcare providers who could remotely check-in on their patients and make adjustments to their machines and therapy as needed. With the launch of a new app, called SleepMapper...
July 18, 2012
Aprima Medical Software is the latest electronic health records (EHR) vendor to go mobile. The Carrolton, Texas-based company once known as iMedica this week unveiled Aprima Mobile, an iOS and Android app that provides smartphone access to Aprima's core ambulatory system.
"It's suitable for use on an iPad, though it's not optimized," Mark Richards, Aprima senior vice president of sales and...
December 14, 2011
The El Camino Hospital in California launched its first mobile application, called Family Medical Officer (FMO), this week. The FMO app, which is free for Android and iOS devices, is a consumer-facing app intended for a household's family medical officer, or primary healthcare decision maker.
The FMO app's features include wait times for El Camino Hospital's emergency rooms at its Mountain View,...
October 17, 2011
Google Body Browser, a Google Earth-like explorer for the human anatomy that launched last December as part of the now-defunct Google Labs project, will be reborn as a free Android app and web application called Zygote Body, according to a report over at MedGadget.
Google Body Browser allowed users to explore human anatomy via a three dimensional browser that included layer options (such as skin...